Elaine Blanchard

Voices of the South

Renowned writer, actress, and storyteller Elaine Blanchard, known for her autobiographical performance, For Goodness Sake, and creator of the Prison Stories project, now brings us a new chapter in her life story. Skin and Bones is her true account of learning to live well with the body she was given, while offering audiences a glimpse into her own struggles with weight, body image, faith, love, and family.

Prison Stories V is Voices of the South’s latest outreach program, providing a year-long writing and theatre intensive for women currently serving time in the Shelby County Prison System.

Elaine Blanchard

Prison Stories is Voices of the South's latest outreach program, providing a year-long writing and theatre intensive for women currently serving time in the Shelby County Prison System.  

Elaine Blanchard believes in the strength of storytelling, and finds herself spending hours with women who are incarcerated in the Shelby County Division of Corrections.  Blanchard says she, too, has felt “trapped” in her life, which inspired her to work with women behind bars.